How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Guam

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guamanian power outlet and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Guamanian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page has instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Guam by using their B or A type Guamanian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets are different regionally so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Guam from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Guamanian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guam

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Guam?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Guamanian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guam?

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel adapter for Guam to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Guamanians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Guamanian trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Guam using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guam.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guam?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Guamanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guamanian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guamanian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Guamanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Guamanian power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam - wikipedia.org page about Guam
  2. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters